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News

05 Dec 2017

Did you sign a recording contract in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s or 1990s?

The MU is collating case studies of members who have recording agreements that date back to before the emergence of downloads and streaming as the predominant way in which consumers listen to recorded music.

07 Nov 2017

MU Update on British Airways Instrument Policy

The MU has been in discussion with British Airways over a recent development of their musical instrument policy.

19 Oct 2017

The MU is Here to Support You If You Face Inappropriate Behaviour at Work​

We are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse at work. If you are an employed or self-employed musician, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. We will listen.

17 Oct 2017

Welcome News for AIR Studios

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is delighted that AIR Studios in Hampstead, London, may be another step closer to winning its battle to prevent a neighbouring basement excavation.

17 Oct 2017

Musical Instrument Exemption Included in Government Consultation on Ivory Ban

You may have seen in the media recently, that the Government has issued a 12 week consultation on a proposed total ban on the export/import and sale of ivory. The Musicians’ Union (MU) has been working closely with industry partners and the International Federation for Animal Welfare to ensure a musical instrument exemption is in place.

17 Oct 2017

MU Welcomes New UK Recording for UK Tour of War Horse

The recorded music used in the current UK tour of War Horse will be re-recorded using UK musicians.

08 Oct 2017

Cultural Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is in the initial stages of launching a consultation into a Cultural Strategy for Scotland. Have your say at one of their public events.

08 Aug 2017

Planning Hearing to Determine AIR Studios’ Future – Show Your Support

AIR Studios has been fighting a planning application for major alteration works that would cause such disruption that the studio would most likely close. Show your support at the upcoming planning hearing.